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Flood-hit school in East Yorkshire to be rebuilt

Flooding in Hull
Image caption More than 8,600 homes in Hull were damaged by June 2007's floods

A school in East Yorkshire which was badly damaged in floods in 2007 is to be rebuilt.

The government has awarded East Riding Council £6.9m to replace Inmans Primary School in Hedon. It is hoped the new school will be open by 2011.

Wolfreton Secondary School in Kirk Ella, which was also affected by flooding, is also earmarked for government funding.

The floods of June 2007 affected thousands of people in East Yorkshire.

Councillor Stephen Parnaby, leader of the council, said: "This is great news and comes on top of around £15m that has already been allocated to the East Riding for school recovery following the devastating floods."

Nigel Pearson, East Riding's chief executive, said: "This school has flooded on previous occasions and the school head teacher, staff and children work hard each time to get back to operating normally and, yet at the same time, they still achieve excellent results.

"The school certainly deserves to have this investment and we are very pleased that the government has approved our request for exceptional funding."

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